From Cato Unbound, Alex Tabarrok on why online education works. Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe on how online learning poses no threat to the cherished college experience, which it will only change for the better. From master plan to no plan: Aaron Bady and Mike Konczal on the slow death of public higher education. Higher education institutions need to recognise the changing world of publishing, says Rupert Gatti — it's time for academics to take matters into their own hands. Want to change academic publishing? Just say no — companies shouldn't make millions from the free labor of professors. Scholarly publishing's gender gap: Women cluster in certain fields, according to a study of millions of journal articles, while men get more credit. In the humanities, men dominate the fields of philosophy and history. Strategy for American humanities — blow them up and start again: A declining, out-of-touch discipline and its vocational counterpart must merge to offer a thriving third way, argues Toby Miller. In praise of literature: Literary scholar Albert Braz looks back, and ahead, to diagnose the problems facing his field.

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